4ABC World News With Diane Sawyer
our "person of the week." geoffrey canada has created a bold experiment. >> this is not one of those issues that you have a crisis and you say, there's nothing you can do. >> reporter: his solution, the harlem children's zone in manhattans historic and troubled neighborhood. >> what we wanted to see in harlem was our community looked like middle class communities, where kids had health care and they were eating nutritious meals. where young people didn't have to worry about gangs, and being shot and being killed. >> reporter: the luckiest attend the charter school in the heart of the zone, promises academy. what happens here is being called a miracle. canada's poor minority students are doing as well as their more privileged peers across the country. 650 promises academy graduates are now in college. here's the rub. the only way to get in today is through a heartbreaking lottery. >> and the last number -- >> reporter: but more money is pouring in. he just received a $20 million gift from goldman sachs and, this week, the white house awarded grants to 20 communities so the zone'
this house is now on the road to canada. >> we're heading back to >> yes, 18 hours, straight. >> reporter: today, the one road off the island was a slow-moving mess. >> they won't let us stay. they're going to make us sit in this traffic. >> reporter: the storm is skirt the eastern coastline. but state officials worry it could change its mind. >> there have been times when people have sworn to us that on top of us. >> reporter: fema is shipping bottled water, generators and 300,000 peoples to north carolina and massachusetts. >> we could see watches and warnings continue to move up the east coast. residents to have an evacuation plan ready to go if the evacuation orders are called >> reporter: fema says residents from north carolina to maine should look out for storm surge. a moving wall of water that could do terrible things to low-lying areas, highlighted here in blue. this is cape cod. in the path of earl, and home to half a million summer residents. the winds have already started to pick up. and the waves are certainly telling us tonight that something big is coming this
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